Jeff Sagarin's computer ratings use a formula to rank every Division I football team in the nation. After two weeks, he formula has very little faith in the Vanderbilt Commodores.
Sagarin's ratings have Vandy occupying the 132nd spot in the country after their 0-2 start. The 'Dores, who have yet to score an offensive touchdown this season, are ranked ahead of just one program from a BCS conference (#167 Purdue) and lay 75 spots behind the next-closest SEC program (#57 Arkansas).
Here's the list of AA teams that are currently rated higher than the Commodores:
Takeaways from this? Well, Derek Mason's team is currently the 6th-best team in the state of Tennessee. They rank behind scourges of the badlands like South Dakota State, North Dakota State, South Dakota, Montana, and Montana State. These ratings would place the team in the "Receiving Votes" category of the FCS top 25 after finishing the equivalent of 27th among FCS programs.
But hey, we're still better than Purdue.